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Intense sunlight

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Intense sunlight
ひざしがつよい Intense sunlight
Intense Sunlight Field III.png
Sunny Day V.png
Move Ability
Sunny Day Drought
Desolate Land

Intense sunlight (Japanese: ひざしがつよい Intense sunlight) is a weather condition introduced in battle in Generation II. It was introduced in the overworld in Generation III.

It will last for five turns if created using Sunny Day (eight if the user is holding a Heat Rock) or Drought (Generation VI only). If encountered in the overworld or created using Drought (prior to Generation VI), it will last until replaced.

A variation of intense sunlight called extremely harsh sunlight can also be created in battle by Desolate Land. Extremely harsh sunlight lasts as long as its summoner is in battle.

Description

Event Gen II Gen III Gen IV Gen V Gen VI
If naturally occurring N/A "The sunlight is strong." N/A
Sunny Day used "The sunlight got bright!" "The sunlight turned harsh!" "The sunlight turned harsh!"
Drought activated N/A "(Wild/Foe) <Pokémon>'s Drought intensified the sun's rays!" "(The wild/foe's) <Pokémon>'s Drought intensified the sun's rays!"
After turn is complete "The sunlight is strong." (no text)
When intense sunlight ends "The sunlight faded."

On the field

Game Region Location Conditions
E Hoenn Route 114 When Terra Cave is there
E Hoenn Route 115 When Terra Cave is there
E Hoenn Route 116 When Terra Cave is there
E Hoenn Route 118 When Terra Cave is there
RE Hoenn Eastern water routes After Groudon is awakened but before battling it
OR Hoenn Eastern water routes After Groudon is awakened but before battling it; extremely harsh sunlight

Effects

In battle

Advantages

Disadvantages

Extremely harsh sunlight

Variations

Intense sunlight has only one variation in the overworld. When the sun shines brightly, the screen brightens and dims alternately. The screen may also turn a shade of orange that flows while dark spots ride across.

In the anime

Main article: Sunny Day (move) → In the anime
Main article: Drought (Ability) → In the anime

In the manga

Main article: Sunny Day (move) → In the manga
Main article: Drought (Ability) → In the manga

In other generations

In battle

Sunny Day II.png Sunny Day III.png Sunny Day IV.png Sunny Day V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Sunny Day Stad2.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Sunny Day PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

In the overworld

Intense Sunlight Field III.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia


Weather conditions
Intense sunlightRainSandstormHailShadowy auraFogStrong winds